Tips to keep pets safe during the summer

From the hot pavement to the heat in your car, there are a lot of things that can harm our four-legged friends.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The triple-digit temperatures we're seeing can be dangerous not only for us but for our pets.

Veterinarians at Fresno Pet ER have seen animals suffering from heat-related illnesses this month. They recommend taking dogs out for walks before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. to avoid the hottest part of the day, and to keep an eye out for signals that your pooch needs a break.

Vets say the best option is to bring pets inside during the day. If that's not an option, make sure they have plenty of water and shade, and even recommend filling a kiddie pool.

Many people will be setting off fireworks this weekend for the Fourth of July. With that in mind, it's best to keep pets indoors so they don't get frightened.
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